Re: Charleston, Columbia or Greenville?
Feel like you kinda need criteria for this.
Raise a family- Columbia or Greenville
Place to live while you're young (or retired)- Charleston
I've lived in Columbia and Charleston (living in Charleston now) and Charleston just has a lot more to do. I love living down here and having more than 1 option of what to do any given night. Columbia is laid back and has the feel of a small community even as the biggest city in SC. I like both Columbia and Charleston, for different reasons. Haven't spent a lot of time in Greenville.